Monday, September 5, 2011


Executive produced by hip hop pioneer Christopher "Play" Martin, from the renowned group Kid 'N Play, this documentary, entitled appropriately and succinctly Holy Hip Hop takes a look into the lifestyle and music that encompasses this sub-genre of hip hop. Released in 2006, this insightful documentary sheds light on many artists that are an integral part of this familial hip hop community. Artists as diverse as Da T.R.U.T.H., Cross Movement, Light, Lecrae, and countless others bring a holy sensibility to the sometimes dark underworld that exists within a music wrought with so much potential. You may not be a fan of hip hop with a holy attachment, but make no mistake about it, it is not going anywhere. With unimagined earthquakes and other fatalistic aspects permeating our very existence, holy hip hop, Christian hip hop, spiritual spitting, whatever you want to label it, will remain, just for the certain fact that it can uplift a downtrodden people. With this documentary clocking in at more than 90 minutes, your attention should be grabbed by the musicality and message being presented. Holy hip hop has definitely elevated its game to compete with and reach the masses. Just a few years ago, this sub-genre existed with only a few chosen heads showcasing true wit and lyrical ability. Those days are now a thing of the past, as Holy Hip Hop takes a turn for the more lyrical, while still keeping the very integral message of hope, love, and Godly responsibility. After watching the documentary, let me know what you think at my e-mail:


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